See the Okavango Delta at its best
Mostly set in the vast private concessions which surround the Moremi Game Reserve, these Okavango camps offer a variety of land and water activities for a comprehensive Okavango experience. A combination of 4×4 game drives, walking, mokoro and boating safaris are offered.
Some mixed camps are set near permanent waters and can offer year-round water and land activities although many can only offer seasonal water activities.
Little Pan Camp is situated on an island in the Thamalakane River, just on the outskirts of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango. Declared as Okavango’s first botanical garden, this little gem of a tented camp is full of character and a tranquil start or end to any safari. A friendly atmosphere with great focus on hospitality, privacy and remarkable food.
Little Kwara borders Moremi Game Reserve, on the huge and game - rich Kwara Concession in the eastern Okavango Delta. With some of the finest game viewing in the Okavango, the Kwara concession is made up of a variety of habitats which ensures rich and varied game viewing. Importantly, both land and water based activities are offered year round. An intimate and luxurious tented camp, Little Kwara offers a vintage safari with superb guiding.
Endeavour Safaris is a specialist safari outfit best known for their accessible safaris for persons with disabilities. Endeavour offer a variety of safari options which can be tailored to individual needs. Passionate about inclusive tourism and opening up the wonders of safaris to all guests, they offer a full range of safari altwith services including dialysis machines, wheelchair friendly vehicles, access to boating and medical facilities. Other safaris include Trans-Okavango boating safaris.
Walk Botswana Safaris is an independent mobile outfit specialising in private walking safaris in the Okavango Delta. The focus is on the quality of the guiding, their motto being, ‘a good guide = a good safari’. Every safari is tailormade to suit personal interests and requirements and while walking is the focus other activities are offered too. Camps are offered at various levels of luxury and are set up on private concessions in the Okavango Delta.
Lying between the wetlands of the Okavango Delta and the deserts of the Kalahari, Meno a Kwena - “teeth of the crocodile’’ - offers an interesting safari experience from a semi-arid environment, with starlit sleepouts and seasonal river safaris along the lively Boteti River. This is an affordable, friendly and down to earth camp, appealing to those looking for something different. Lovely landscapes feature a myriad of wildlife from dazzles of zebras to desert- adapted elephant.
David Foot is one of Botswana’s most experienced private guides- specialising in walking and riding safaris in the Okavango Delta and Kalahari. David Foot safaris is a family run outfit offering authentic, unique and highly personable safari experiences on foot and on horseback. Safaris are offered privately or as a group on set departure dates, making this one the most affordable safaris options within this specialist field. Private 4x4 mobile safaris are also offered.
As well as training many of the top Okavango safari guides, The African Guide Academy runs a number of excellent field guide courses at Kwapa Camp for intrepid travellers looking for a deeper understanding of the wilderness. From the basic 7 day bush skills course to more detailed 28 day Nature Guide or Trails Guide Courses – all emphasise practical experience in the field with game drive, walking, boating and mokoro skills development.
With over 16 year of experience, Pride of Africa offer a wide variety of safaris both in Botswana and Namibia. As well as mobile and lodge-based safaris, they also offer innovative boating safaris in the Okavango Delta, from north to south, staying on uninhabited islands along the way.
The exclusive Shinde Enclave is a ‘camp within a camp’, offering the ultimate personal service and exclusive safari experience on the Shinde concession. Perfect for families or small groups, the enclave consists of three luxurious tents built on raised teak decks, with a private dining and lounge area. Both land and water activities are offered year round in this excellent game area.
Set within the peaceful Chobe Forest Reserve, just 3km from Chobe National Park, lies Ngoma Safari Lodge – with its infinite views over Chobe’s seasonal floodplains. A sanctuary away from the Kasane crowds, this small luxury lodge bears witness to the prolific game found along Chobe’s riverfront from its rocky height along the escarpment. Ngoma’s offers a range of activities including game drives within Chobe National Park, boat cruises and night drives within the Forest Reserve.
Providing one of the finest, most authentic and adventurous safari experiences in the Okavango Delta, Beagle Expeditions is a small owner run mobile safari outfit. Simon Byron is one of Africa’s best guides, with a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for the African bush. Unusually for the Okavango, these mobile expeditions take place on the exclusive Abu private concession. All trips are private, tailormade and include a variety of activities and experiences depending on the season.
Bushways Safaris run two set departure groups tours with their fully serviced mobile safari camp - the northbound safari and the southbound safari exploring the Okavango, Savute and Chobe riverfront. The fully serviced camp is distinct to the semi-participation tours in that it requires no guest participation and tents are larger, feature camp beds and a simple en-suite bathroom. The maximum guests per vehicle is 9 ensuring a window seat for all.
Saguni Safari Lodge is a simple and affordable tented lodge set in the game rich eastern corner of Moremi, in the Khwai community concession. With 17 rooms it is larger than most camps but retains a friendly and intimate atmosphere. This is a pretty area of the Okavango with excellent year round game though it is busier than other Okavango concessions. The camp lies on the fringes of the traditional Khwai village.
Muchenje is a charming owner-run lodge perched on the edge of an escarpment in the Chobe Forest Reserve with superb views of the floodplains. Its main draw is the peaceful location, being on the quieter western side of Chobe National Park, a huge advantage over most kasane lodges. Muchenje is a simple and traditional lodge, a little gem, offering an affordable well located base to explore Chobe in peace with a good range of activities.
One of the most authentic camps in the Okavango, Bushman Plains lies in the beautiful Sekwana concession in the northern Okavango. The first Bushman owned camp in Botswana, this simple and unassuming camp offers a traditional safari experience. Superb guiding is at the heart of Bushman Plains. Trackers and guides work together to find exceptional sightings and share their experiences and culture with guests. Year round water ensures excellent resident game, and water activities.
Thamalakane River Lodge has a lovely setting on the river, just 20 kms from Maun, is a peaceful spot for an overnight before or after your safari. The Lodge truly embraces its riverside setting. Tranquil riverfront gardens are rich in succulents and a sculpted waterfall feature built into the bankside. With a range of comfortable room options, a restaurant and swimming pool, Thamalakane River Lodge is a good option for a night or two in Maun.
One of the loveliest places to stay in Maun, Royal Tree Lodge lies on the Thamalakane River and has the distinction of being Maun’s only private game reserve. With a variety of gentle game, this is the perfect destination for those looking for a secluded, intimate safari lodge before or after their safari. Although just 12kms from Maun airport, Royal Tree feels very remote and peaceful. Game drives, bush walks and horse riding is offered here.
Oddballs’ Enclave is the smaller and more comfortable sister camp to neighbouring Oddballs. Offering one of the most authentic safari experiences in the Okavango, this is a very simple camp dedicated to slow safaris on foot or by mokoro. It has a pretty location overlooking Chief’s island, where most walks take place. Guest are allocated a private guide and days are completely flexible. Walking, mokoro and overnight fly camping offer the ultimate authentic adventure.
Established in 1995, African Horseback Safaris are one of the Okavango’s most experienced riding operators. The backdrop to these once in a life time adventures is quite magnificent, their luxurious camp lies in a beautiful and lively corner of the western Okavango with 450,000 acres of pristine wilderness to explore. With a fantastic team of specialist guides and experienced horses, African Horseback Safaris create one of the most amazing horseback adventures in Africa.
For the most adventurous travellers the simple fly camp on the longer itineraries with Okavango Horse Safari provides the ultimate authentic safari experience. Visited for a couple of nights as part of the 10 night riding safari, this is a very rustic but comfortable camp set up especially for your visit. Visited between stops at the permanent camps, this unique experience of sleeping under the stars is sure to leave you with memories for life.
Set on a private concession in the pretty western corner of the Okavango, Mokolowane Camp lies on the Matsebi River and consists of five tree houses. It is a simple and charming camp reached by a full day ride from Okavango horse Safari’s main camp, Kujwana. The focus is horse riding but other activities are offered.
Kujwana is the home of Okavango Horse Safaris, the first riding specialist in the Okavango who offer one of the finest riding safaris in Africa. Set in the beautiful western corner of the Okavango, Kujwana is the largest and most established of their camps, and where all their safaris begin. Days are usually spent exploring on horseback with other activities like game drives and boating offered to enrichen the Okavango safari experience.
Amber River Camp is the sister camp to Camp Maru and will have the same tented, classic style and atmosphere. Amber River Camp will be situated 30 minutes by mokoro from Camp Maru and will open in 2020. Like Camp Maru, Amber River Camp will have only six tents for an exclusive, intimate experience. Natural luxury is the byword at Amber River Camp.
If you are looking for old-world, authentic and pared down luxury evoking the first days of safari in the 1930s, Camp Maru captures that spirit. The camp has only six tents and a maximum of twelve guests and offers intimacy and exclusivity in classic, comfortable canvas tents shaded by a grove of magnificent leadwood trees. Camp Maru’s setting at the edge of a permanent lagoon is a magnet for bird and wildlife.
One of the original Okavango camps, Delta Camp lies in the heart of the great Okavango Delta in a particularly scenic location. This is a charming camp with plenty of character, and a focus on tranquil activities, only mokoro and walking is offered here - no motorised activities. Built from locally grown reed and grass, this simple, eco- friendly lodge offers informative walking safaris within the Moremi Game Reserve – the perfect outdoor classroom.
Deep in the Okavango Delta, on the edge of Chief’s Island, lies Oddballs camp –a low-impact eco – lodge with views overlooking the magnificent Delta. One of the original Okavango Camps, Oddballs is a rustic camp with great character and is best suited to those looking for an adventurous Okavango experience. Activities focus on walking safaris on Chief’s Island and mokoro trips, when water levels permit. Overnight mokoro safaris are also offered.
The latest edition to the Machaba Safaris collection, Kiri Camp in the Okavango Delta is due to open in 2021. Like Gomoti Plains Camp, it lies in the NG32 private concession and offers the same superb and exclusive game viewing experience. Kiri Camp promises to be a stylish and luxurious camp with views overlooking the Kiri channel offering game drives and mokoro rides. Given the track record of their camps, we have high hopes for Kiri Camp.
Upstream from Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River lies Toka Leya – a luxurious safari camp named in tribute to the indigenous inhabitants that once lived here. Set within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya is one of the best safari style accommodation options in the area, a stylish sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the falls, with an excellent range of safari and adventure activities.
Old world charm meets modern day safari sanctuary - fourteen elegant tents adorn the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just 7 km from Victoria Falls. An idyllic bush paradise awaits at Old Drift Lodge. An 1898 settlement, “Old Drift” was the platform for the building of this luxury lodge offering a tranquil space and safari experiences away from the hustle and bustle of Vic Falls town. The best of both worlds.
Kadizora Camp lies in a scenic corner of the northern Okavango offering a range of land and water activities, and it is one of the few camps able to offer hot air ballooning. With the option of standard or luxury tents Kadizora is able to appeal to a range of travellers – all benefitting from the same good game viewing experience. A good value camp in a lovely and game lively private concession.
The long established Bush Ways Safaris provide a variety of mobile safari adventures across northern Botswana and the Okavango Delta. Bushways offer three mobile safari types, semi participation, fully serviced and accommodated safaris, covering a variety of itineraries and provide a cost effective way of visiting northern Botswana. Bush Ways Safaris also offer private and tailored safaris.
With a fantastic location on the banks of the Kwando River in the far north of Botswana, Lagoon Camp offers a superb big game safari from a tranquil waterside setting. One of only two camps on the vast Kwando concession, a remote, wild and game lively area, Lagoon Camp offers a very exclusive safari experience. Lagoon is a traditional, pleasant camp with a simple style and focus on exciting game drives and serene boat cruises.
Long established Pom Pom Camp is a charming camp set on the scenic island of Pom Pom in a private concession at the head waters of the Xudum river system. Lying on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve the game viewing in this pretty area is varied and interesting, enjoyed through a variety of land and water activities. A traditional, comfortable and friendly camp, Pom Pom is an old favourite in the Okavango.
A luxurious air-conditioned lodge overlooking the Chobe River, Sanctuary’s Chobe Chilwero lodge offers panoramic views of the floodplains. A small, sophisticated and peaceful sanctuary with spa treatments and gourmet meals, this a sophisticated safari option. Chobe Chilwero offers a refined base to experience the abundance of wildlife and large elephant population in the Chobe region with game drives in Chobe National Park and sundowner cruises on the Chobe River in specialised boats
Khwai Leadwood Camp is set in the game lively Khwai community concession area, a pretty corner of the Okavango well known for excellent and varied game viewing. Overlooking a scenic lagoon, this classic tented camp offers a good value safari from a prime location. This is an authentic and friendly camp offering game drives, walks and seasonal mokoro rides with excellent guides.
Linyanti Expeditions Camp is an exciting new camp set on the Linyanti Wilderness Reserve, a private concession in a remote corner of Northern Botswana between the Okavango and Chobe near the Linyanti marshes. This is a seasonal camp offering an authentic safari experience in the style of a mobile camp, with a light footprint but perfectly comfortable set up. Activities include walking safaris, day and night drives and river activities water levels permitting.
Linyanti Ebony Camp lies in the remote and exclusive Chobe Enclave on the edge of the Linyanti Marshes – an interesting and rich game area wedged between the Okavango and Chobe National Park. This charming little camp has just 4 tents and offers an wide range of activities - day and night drives (with off-roading) as well as walking, boating, fishing and mokoro (water levels permitting). A small, friendly and authentic camp.
Khwai Bush Camp is set in the game lively Khwai community concession area, a pretty corner of the Okavango well known for excellent and varied game viewing. Overlooking a scenic lagoon, this classic tented camp offers a good value safari from a prime location. This is an authentic and friendly camp offering game drives, walks and seasonal mokoro rides with excellent guides.
Raw Africa at its best – get up close and personal with an authentic but luxurious mobile safari in a pristine and exclusive corner of Okavango wilderness. Comfort is not compromised, sleeping in fully equipped luxury tents – picture real beds and Persian carpets -interspersed with a secluded starlit fly camping adventure transporting you back to days of pioneering explorers. This safari is sure to leave you with lifelong memories.
Located in the game rich Khwai Private Reserve, in a lovely setting with sweeping views over the open grasslands, Jackal and Hide is a little gem of a camp. Simple in style but with plenty of character and comfort, this is an authentic tented camp at very affordable rates. The camp is simple but the game viewing luxurious, being so exclusive in this vast reserve. Land and water activities are offered depending on seasonal conditions.
Mapula has one of the most beautiful Okavango settings, overlooking a glistening and lively lagoon. A quirky and characterful camp, full of colourful kilims, tassled elephant lamps and velvet sofas, all under traditional thatch. Mapula is a camp of the legendary Bousfield family and has been spruced up since coming under the Natural Selection umbrella. The game viewing, like the landscape, is varied and interesting. A good value option in a game rich area.
Sable Alley overlooks a pretty lagoon on the game lively Khwai Private Reserve, in the east of the Okavango. This is a smart ,sophisticated tented camp, stylish yet always with a lovely sense of presence. Thoughtful service, great food and top guiding combined with good and varied concentrations of wildlife deliver a fantastic all - round safari experience. Sable Alley's location on a private reserve ensures that it delivers an exclusive and flexible safari experience.
Gomoti Plains Camp is a classic tented camp with a modern elegant style overlooking the Gomoti river system in a particularly scenic and game rich area of the Okavango Delta. Ten spacious and thoughtfully designed tents offer a fantastic base to explore this exciting area. This area consists of a variety of habitats, from woodland to open grasslands and wetlands attracting an interesting array of wildlife and good concentrations of animals year round. An excellent classic camp.
Little Machaba is the charming smaller sister camp to Machaba Camp, set in a scenic spot overlooking the Khwai River in the game lively Khwai concession in the east of the Okavango. This is a classic tented camp in the style of the traditional 1950’s safari, simple but sophisticated and extremely comfortable. A wonderful base from which to enjoy the excellent game viewing in the Khwai area.
Nestled along the riverine forest below the shade of the sycamore trees in a quiet corner of the Khwai concession lies Machaba Camp. There is a friendly down to earth feel to this camp, offering an authentic safari with plenty of sophisticated touches to make this a spoiling experience. Stylish and thoughtfully designed rooms, excellent food and great guides come together to deliver a great all round safari.
The Great Plains collection of safari camps continues to grow with Selinda Pioneers Camp, due to open in 2021. Selinda Pioneers Camp will redevelop the site of Motswiri camp, which closed in December 2019. With Great Plains’ track record of excellent camps together with a beautiful location on the Selinda Spillway and interesting game viewing, Selinda Pioneers Camp is sure to become a popular camp.
The Zarafa Dhow Suite offers one of the most exclusive and luxurious safari experiences in Africa, a stunning two bedrooom suite complete with private guide, chef and butler. The suite has a stunning position overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon on the vast and beautiful Selinda Resereve in northern Botswana, with superb game viewing. Situated next to Zarafa Camp, Botswana’s first and only Relais & Chateaux property, this is the ultimate safari experience.
Zarafa Camp is one of the finest camps in Botswana, occupying a stunning position overlooking a permanent lagoon on the vast and exclusive Selinda Reserve. In this pristine 130,000 hectare reserve, between the Okavango and Chobe, some of Botswana’s most iconic species abound. This is a very special camp, Botswana’s first Relais & Chateaux property, with just four achingly stylish suites, it is an intimate and exclusive safari experience.
Selinda Explorers is a delightful little camp, perfect for travellers looking for a genuine “old world” safari in simple but elegant style. Unpretentious yet refined, this camp of just 4 tents offers a special safari experience with a focus on walking and 4x4 drives. The camp lies on the Selinda Spillway, embracing the natural riverine forest, in the heart of the vast and varied 130,000 hectare Selinda reserve. A truly remote and peaceful safari.
One of Botswana’s most exclusive camps, the recently rebuilt Selinda Camp lies in the pristine paradise of the vast 130,000 hectare Selinda reserve between the Okavango and Chobe. One of Botswana’s smallest camps- with just 3 spacious guest tents in the main camp - creating an intimate yet impressive safari experience. Selinda Camp offers a highly exclusive and luxurious safari experience in one of the most scenic and untouched areas of Botswana.
Footsteps Across the Delta is Botswana’s leading walking safari specialist. The camp allows guests to experience the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta the most traditional way- on foot. Set on one of the Okavango’s finest private concessions Footsteps is unrestricted by park rules, offering a truly exclusive walking safari experience. This charming small camp offers a really authentic but always comfortable safari experience, with superb guiding.
Okuti Camp is a delightful camp set alongside the Maunachira River which flows through Xakanaxa Lagoon within the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve, famous for the year round big game viewing. Okuti has a unique style, with 7 reed rooms set along the riverbank. Land and water activities are offered year-round, with morning and afternoon 4x4 game drives exploring this particularly pretty corner of the Moremi and boating along the peaceful waterways.
Shinde Camp is a sophisticated tented camp nestled on a lush palm island on a private concession in the north eastern Okavango Delta. Overlooking the shimmering Shinde Lagoon, this is an area which teems with animals and birds attracted to the permanent waters. The game viewing is varied and interesting, as are the activities with both land and water activities available year-round. This is a luxurious tented camp, with a classic sophisticated style and friendly atmosphere.
Kanana Camp is a hidden jewel set on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango. A luxurious tented camp with year-round water and land activities ,Kanana also boasts excellent game viewing. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn trees, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. Set on a private concession, activities at Kanana include game drives, walking, boating, mokoro trips and a sleep out option.
Leroo La Tau (meaning “Lion’s Paw”) is a luxury lodge set on the cliffs overlooking the Boteti River, on the western boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The lodge offers wonderful views across the park and good game viewing can be enjoyed from the comfort of the lodge itself as animals come and go from the river. Leroo La Tau offers an interesting, contrasting, safari experience in combination with the Okavango.
Boasting one of the finest locations in the Moremi, Xakanaxa Camp (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) lies on a pretty stretch of the reed fringed banks of the Khwai River, in the beating heart of the Okavango. This is prime game viewing area. Set on one of the few permanent channels of the Okavango, this is one of the few camps able to offer boating year round- as well as superb game viewing on 4x4 game drives.
Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa’s largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. This is a charming little Okavango camp, with plenty of character with a traditional, slightly rustic, but very comfortable style.
One of Botswana’s most famous and much-loved safari lodges, Chobe Game Lodge boasts the finest location in Chobe being the only lodge located within Chobe National Park itself. The Lodge lies on the banks of the mighty Chobe River in a particularly pretty setting and offers a luxurious base for exploring Chobe. This smart, slick but immensely friendly and welcoming lodge has a full range of facilities and a fantastic team to look after you.
Qorokwe camp is a striking and contemporary styled luxury camp set in a prime location, on a private concession in the game rich southern reaches of the Okavango Delta. Wildlife is rich and varied here, with particularly good predator sightings. The eight large and comfortable suites each feature private pools and have been designed to maximise the impact of the Delta vistas. Sleek, minimalist water features mirror the water of the lagoon.
Little DumaTau is the exciting new sister camp to DumaTau, in the far north of Botswana, opening August 2020. Overlooking the stunning Osprey lagoon, Little DumaTau is an intimate luxury camp with only four tented rooms, all extremely spacious with their own lounge, and individual plunge pools. With one of the most beautiful locations and fantastic game viewing Little DumaTau is sure to be among the best camps in Botswana.
DumaTau is a luxury tented camp with eight suites with panoramic views over the magnificent Osprey lagoon in the far north of Botswana. DumaTau will re-open on 1 August 2020 as a premier camp and it promises to be the height of luxury and innovation with a wellness centre, gym and lap pool. Set to be one of the best camps in Botswana. Activities include game drives, walking and boating.
Situated on the edge of the oxbow King’s Pool lagoon, this elegant luxury camp is set on the large and wildlife rich Linyanti private reserve in northern Botswana. The area is pristine and remote and particularly known for its impressive elephant and predator numbers. King’s Pool Camp was treated to a major renovation in the first half of 2019 and offers both water and land activities.
Situated on the beautiful Abu Concession, overlooking a perennial lagoon, Seba Camp is one of the few specialist family camps in the Okavango Delta. Surrounded by riverine vegetation, Seba enjoys good game viewing and prolific birdlife and a variety of land and seasonal water activities for a classic Okavango safari experience. Two specially designed family tents make this friendly little camp a great choice for family safaris and those looking for a more relaxed safari.
Xigera Safari Lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in the Okavango Delta, set in a beautiful location on private concession within the Moremi Game Reserve. After a complete rebuild Xigera has reopened under new ownership as one of the most exclusive and luxurious camps in Botswana, offering the ultimate flexibility for guests to shape the experience exactly as they desire. The philosophy at this stylish lodge says it all “anything, any time”.
Tuludi is one of the newest luxury camps in the Okavango, with tree-house style rooms shaded by magnificent leadwood trees and each with its own private plunge pool. There is even a treehouse library four metres up in the boughs. The location is glorious: a waterhole attracts wildlife right outside camp and the surrounds include seasonal floodplains, lily-covered lagoons and the mighty Khwai river. The area hosts large herds of elephant and buffalo and impressive concentrations of predators.
Splash camp is a smart tented camp on the prime private concession of Kwara, in the eastern Okavango Delta, a pretty and game lively concession. The area benefits from permanent water, seasonal floodplains and dry savannah bush and is home to good resident game which has earned Kwara the reputation for delivering some of the best game viewing in Botswana. A variety of safari activities and interesting game viewing deliver a fantastic all-round safari.
Set in one of Botswana’s prime concessions, Kwara camp is located in the vast Kwara concession on the north eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. This area boasts year round water and superb game viewing. The massive 175,000 hectares is shared with only three camps, ensuring a highly exclusive safari. The concession shares a 30km water border with the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and benefits from the flow of wildlife between these areas.
Providing the Okavango Delta’s premier mobile safaris, Letaka Safaris provides trips right across the region. Operating since 2000, this excellent outfit has established itself as a market leader in mobile safaris in Botswana, offering a full range of itineraries on a scheduled departure basis. Letaka stand out for the excellent levels of guiding, comfortable camps and service. In addition to their excellent standard itineraries they also offer specialist birding safaris.
Overlooking a papyrus -lined river on a private concession bordering the Moremi, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is a luxury camp with a range of safari activities including an unique elephant interaction. Each spacious room offers expansive views over the Okavango and feature star bed extensions, offering the option to sleep under the stars. Baines' Camp offers guests an intimate, romantic safari experience with land and seasonal water actives.
Situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp delivers some of the finest game viewing in Africa, and one of the most luxurious safaris. This remarkable camp offers an very spoiling safari experience. With sophisticated accommodation, an extraordinary setting and exceptional wildlife all contributing to the ultimate luxury safari experience. A flagship Okavango property with good reason.
Set on a beautiful 260,000-acre private concession, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, and set among majestic ebony and sausage trees, Stanley’s Camp is an intimate property with magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. A classic camp, Stanley’s Camp is surrounded by beautiful riverine forests and is best known for its superb elephant activity, while also offering traditional Okavango land and water activities.
Gunn’s Camp has a splendid location on the banks of the Boro River, overlooking Chiefs Island and the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is set under leafy palms and African Ebony and blends naturally with its unique surroundings. Gunn’s is a small traditional camp, simple and more affordable than most Okavango camps. The focus is on walking, boating and mokoro excursions. No game drives are offered unless water levels are extremely low.
One of the largest camps in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Crossing has been built on a palm fringed island overlooking Chief’s Island. While not as intimate as many camps, Moremi Crossing boasts a lovely location and is one of the most affordable camps in the Okavango. The focus here is on walking and water activities. No game drives are offered unless water levels are extremely low.
Rra Dinare Camp (meaning ‘Father Buffalo’) lies on a private concession adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve in the southeastern side of the Delta, an area with varied and exciting game viewing. Overlooking the Gomoti flood plains, Rra Dinare has a scenic setting which enjoys a steady stream of wildlife throughout the day. A traditional, unassuming but very comfortable camp offering some excellent game viewing with 4x4 drives and seasonal moroko activities.
The iconic Abu Camp is synonymous with the African elephant and one of Botswana's most luxurious camps. Abu Camp lies on a private concession in one of the most beautiful corners of the Okavango, with quintessential delta backdrops and good game viewing. With just six luxury suites, each with a private pool, this is an intimate camp. The elephant interaction experiences offer an up close and personal understanding of these majestic mammals.
Jao Camp is a flagship Wilderness Premier Camp and is one of the Delta’s most luxurious camps. Set on the Jao concession in the north western Okavango, the camp is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery to be found anywhere in this pristine wilderness. Completely rebuilt in 2019, Jao returns as one of the most opulent camps in the Okavango with five suites and two villas. Each villas comes with its own private vehicle, guide, chef and butler.
Duba Explores Camp is a charming camp situated within the quintessentially scenic Okavango landscapes of the private Kwedi Reserve. Surrounded by the undisturbed wilds of a 33,000 hectare private concession this camp is perfect for wildlife connoisseurs who enjoy the elegant but unobtrusive style of the original 1920’s safari. Superb game viewing with morning, afternoon and evening drives, as well as boating when water levels permit, this great little camp offers a classic Okavango experience.
Small, exclusive and luxurious, Kwetsani Camp is suspended high in the tree line of a palm-fringed island on the pretty Jao concession. The beautiful surroundings here offer a complete immersion in a classic Delta landscape. Water and land activities are conducted, though vary with the transformation of the flats with the arrival of the annual flood. Kwetsani Camp is sophisticated and yet understated with smart rooms which make the most of the fabulous views of the floodplains.
A small luxurious camp on game-rich Hunda island with only three tents: experiencing the Delta doesn’t get more intimate than Little Tubu. Set deep within the large 600kms private concession, Little Tubu offers varied landscapes and activities. Winding, wooden platforms create a treehouse atmosphere while the sleep-out deck offers the chance of an adventurous night beneath the stars.
Built into the trees, Tubu Tree Camp has a charming tree-house atmosphere with a series of high wooden walkways connecting the rooms and main areas, with fabulous views of the floodplains. Tube Tree is situated on the famous Jao Reserve, along the western edge of Hundu Island which offers the best game viewing on the reserve. Its excellent location allows access to both wet and dry habitats showcasing full splendour of the Okavango Delta.
Little Vumbura is a Classic Wilderness Camp well known for its spectacular and diverse wildlife sightings. Shaded by a forest canopy, Little Vumbura camp offers a perfect all-round experience that affords the safari enthusiast the opportunity to enjoy both water and land activities on the concession floodplains. Six luxury tents with private decks boast incredible scenic vistas and together with a well - situated star deck make this particular camp well worth visiting.
Vumbura Plains Camp is premier Okavango camp with a stylish contemporary design. The 14 luxurious stilted rooms are divided into two camps and connected by wooden walkways. Panoramic views of the floodplains from the expansive lounge area are breath-taking. An exciting array of wildlife sightings emphasises the variety and density of the animal species here. High levels of service, delicious meals and deluxe surroundings provide guests with safari experiences guaranteed to leave lasting memories
Duba Plains is one of Botswana’s top luxury camps set in a particularly beautiful corner of the Okavango. This premier camp lies on the vast, and wonderfully varied, 33,000 hectare private concession in the north of the Delta. The explosive game viewing here has been captured in a number of superb Nat Geo documentaries by the founders Derek and Beverley Joubert. A top camp in a stunning area offering a top safari experience.
Bush Ways Safaris is a long established mobile operator providing a variety of exciting ways of accessing the delta. These are some of the most affordable and authentic safaris running in Botswana. Their semi participation safaris only ask that guests put up their own tents, carry their own bags and breakdown their own tents. All other camp chores are handles by the team. A rustic experience packed with adventure.
Delivering one of the most luxurious and stylish private mobile safaris in Botswana, Barclay Stenner offer a fully bespoke, privately guided and exclusive safari experience across northern Botswana. This is a slick owner-run outfit, with a strong eye for detail, a sense of style and of course, plenty of adventure. John Barclay and James Stenner are highly experienced, passionate and engaging professional safari guides and will accompany every safari ensuring a highly personal experience.
Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy sits Camp Moremi, in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve. This luxurious but down to earth and friendly lodge has a fantastic team delivering an excellent safari experience. This is prime game viewing area and Camp Moremi is the perfect place from which to exploring this wonderful corner of the Okavango. Game drives as well as boating is offered from this beautiful lodge.
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge was destroyed in a fire in 2018. This luxury camp was situated on the private wilderness concession of 25 000 hectares to the south-east of the Moremi Game Reserve in the centre of the Okavango Delta.
Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is a stunning camp set in an idyllic corner of the Okavango showcasing some of the most beautiful and quintessential landscapes of the Delta- with glistening waterways and lily covered lagoons during the annual flood, while tall palms peep over pretty floodplains. This luxurious lodge offers the opportunity to enjoy a slower pace of safari, a spoiling experience in a wonderful setting.
Meaning “Place of the Giraffe,” Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is known for its luxurious and elegant tented accommodation with breath-taking views of the Okavango Delta. This is an intimate, stylish camp which offers the experience of water and wildlife on twice-daily game-drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, mokoro and powerboat excursions (water levels permitting).
With its crystal clear streams one can often forget that the Okavango Delta is not just about aquatic life. The fertile floodplains and islands of the delta are home to some of the best game viewing in Africa. Plains animals are drawn to the delta’s life giving waters and rich...View Properties
There are a number of specialist camps and lodges in the Okavango Delta which focus on the waters, aquatic life and spectacular birdlife of the Delta. Normally situated on permanent waters of the delta these camps offer walking safaris, mokoro (the traditional dug-out canoe) and motorboat excursions. Importantly, being set...View Properties
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